NPA Built Environment at SCQF level 5

NPA Built Environment at SCQF level 5

The NPA in the Built Environment at SCQF level 5 introduces learners to techniques that are important in the construction sector.

It develops knowledge and understanding through project-based learning and introduces transferable skills — such as planning, communication and employability.

The areas covered include principles of building design, 3D modelling for the built environment, construction methods, and sustainability.

This qualification is designed to inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the Built Environment. It is available through schools, colleges and training providers.

Why study this qualification

The NPA Built Environment at SCQF level 5 is suitable for:

  • school leavers
  • adults returning to education

It is also suitable if you are in employment and wish to obtain a formal qualification.

The project-based approach reflects a real-life design brief encouraging you to consider design concepts, planning techniques and presentation requirements while developing the general skills, technical knowledge and employability skills needed within the sector.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Employment and progression

You could use the level 5 Built Environment award to progress to:

  • National Certificate in the Built Environment at SCQF level 6
  • a Modern Apprenticeship
  • employment in the construction sector, perhaps as a trainee technician

Qualification structure

Group award code: GP6645 (18 SCQF credit points)

The NPA Built Environment at SCQF level 5 consists of two mandatory units (12 SCQF credit points) and two optional units (6 SCQF credit points).

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Resources

A suitably equipped learning environment is required with internet access for each learner and a range of physical or electronic resources such as text books, online libraries and tutorial videos. In addition, 3D modelling software is required.

Qualification structure

Group award code: GP6645 (18 SCQF credit points)

The NPA Built Environment at SCQF level 5 consists of two mandatory units (12 SCQF credit points) and two optional units (6 SCQF credit points).

Qualification structure (620 KB)

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How to assess

Assessment will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under closed- and open-book assessment conditions. See the assessment and evidence requirements for each unit.

Assessment support packs are available for this qualification.

Deliver this qualification

Resources

A suitably equipped learning environment is required with internet access for each learner and a range of physical or electronic resources such as text books, online libraries and tutorial videos. In addition, 3D modelling software is required.